Woods IX

The forest is quiet, asleep in a dream,
A wolf family lies within,
The mother is lean,
And her children are weaning,
While the father is hunting for food.℘

THE INVISIBLE MAN BY H.G. WELLS

This book is about a man named Griffin who made himself invisible. Griffin is very selfish, and uses his invisibility only for himself. He uses it to steal and to kill other people. Eventually he explains all of this to a man named Kemp. Kemp agrees to help him create a Reign of Terror. However, Kemp betrays him, giving explicit instructions to the police on how to catch him. This book is full of suspense. It leaves you wanting more.℘

The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy

This book is about a man who is the supposed precursor to Batman, Superman, Spiderman, and all the other modern superheroes. This story, however, takes place in the late 1700s during the French Revolution. He, like countless other superheroes, is just a plain man by day and a superhero at night. This man’s superhero name is the Scarlet Pimpernel. He saves French aristos by night, while playing his role as a dumb idiot, “the most British Britisher who ever lived.” Once his wife, the queen of England’s social life, Marguerite, receives a verbal ‘either you give me the Scarlet Pimpernel or your brother dies’ from an “emissary” from France, her life is thrown into a turmoil with her brother on one side and the Pimpernel on the other. I really liked this book.

Fog VIII

I sit in the cool water,
The misty fog around me,
The sun just up,
The shadows long,
The reflections vivid and pale.

A foggy morning in an old pond
And I a crooked branch.♣
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